Shop Local

The Natural Health Food Center believes in the importance of supporting a “Buy Local Initiative”.  Look for the Michigan mitten signs around our store denoting Made in Michigan items!  As a member of Buy Local Kalamazoo, we have partnered up with other independent businesses in the area to promote a “Buy Local Agenda.”buylocal5 REASONS TO BUY LOCAL

1.  CHARACTER – Why did you choose to live in the Kalamazoo area? What keeps you here?  Independent businesses give our community that “one-of-a-kind personality”.

2.  A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT – Independent, community-serving businesses are people-sized.  They consume less land, carry more locally- made products, and are located closer to residents-creating less traffic and pollution!

3.  BUILDING COMMUNITY – The casual encounters you enjoy at  neighborhood businesses and public spaces around them build relationships and local cohesiveness.  They are the ultimate social networking sites!

4.  ECONOMIC VITALITY – Each dollar you spend at a local independent business returns 3 times more money to our economy than one spent at a chain.  A benefit we can all bank on!

5.  LOWER TAXES – Local businesses put less demand on our roads, sewers, and safety services than most chains and generate more tax revenues per sales dollar, helping to keep your taxes lower!